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Sports Notes -- 3/16/10
High School Sports News

A two-sport standout from Monmouth-Roseville High School will make her college plans official this week.

Rebecca Gillen, who earned numerous accolades in volleyball and was named to the Class 2A second-team all-state basketball team this past season for the Titans, is signing a letter of intent to attend and play volleyball at St. Ambrose University.

Gillen helped the M-R girls basketball team complete its best season in the history of the Monmouth-Roseville consolidation. The Titans, under coach Jim Cole, won their first Olympic Conference title and finished with a 22-7 record.

Gillen's brother Ben, who excelled in basketball and golf at Monmouth-Roseville, currently attends St. Ambrose. Rebecca Gillen is scheduled to sign on Friday at 3 p-m in the Monmouth-Roseville High School gymnasium.


Men's College Basketball

The NCAA men's basketball tournament begins Tuesday night with the play-in game between Arkansas-Pine Bluff (17-15) and Winthrop (19-13) in Dayton, Ohio. The tournament takes Wednesday off before getting into full swing with first-round games on Thursday and Friday.

The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) begins Tuesday night with seven first-round games:

Northeastern at Connecticut
NC State at South Florida
Coastal Carolina at UAB
Texas Tech at Seton Hall
William & Mary at North Carolina
Jackson State at Mississippi State
Jacksonville at Arizona State

Wednesday:

Illinois at Stoney Brook
Illinois State at Dayton
Northwestern at Rhode Island


High School Sports Results - 3/15/10

-Baseball-

Bureau Valley beat Stark County 11-1

-Softball-

Stark County held Bureau Valley to five hits in a 4-0 shutout victory for the Rebels


MLB Spring Training

Monday:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Mets picked up a 6-5 win over St. Louis. Cardinals starter Brad Penny took a line drive off his pitching elbow in the first inning but stayed in the game. He gave up three runs and six hits in just under four innings.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a game that took less time than the Cubs' adventurous bus ride to get there. The two-hour trip was delayed when their bus broke down. Starter Carlos Zambrano surrendered one run and five hits in four innings.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- It's a loss for the Chicago White Sox in Cactus League action. AL Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke got the best of a matchup with Chicago's Mark Buehrle as the Kansas City Royals won 9-1. Buehrle gave up three runs and nine hits in four innings.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Tuesday:

Washington (split squad) vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m
Texas vs Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Colorado vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
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